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Old 11-19-2005, 10:34 AM   #1
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Default What color is my Saturn?

I just bought a used 1998 SL2.
It's a funny color. Looks brown in some light, almost purple in others. Does anybody know what it's called?

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Old 11-19-2005, 10:48 AM   #2
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Old 11-19-2005, 11:06 AM   #3
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open the trunk. lift the carpet. the paint code is on the board that covers the spare tire and jack. it should say wa- something or other.

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Old 11-19-2005, 11:06 AM   #4
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Default Re: What color is my Saturn?

Now why didn't I think of that??

My first Saturn was a light purplish silver. The salesman wrote "plumb" on the contract. :lol

Seriously, does anybody know what the hell this chocolate brown/grape combo is?

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Old 11-19-2005, 11:08 AM   #5
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Then where do I find the corresponding color name for the code?

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Old 11-19-2005, 11:39 AM   #6
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Then where do I find the corresponding color name for the code?
Post the WA-???? number and I can get you the name of the color. I work at a body shop.

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Old 11-19-2005, 11:45 AM   #7
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You have Silver-Plum my friend, used on the SL2's from 1998-1999.

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Old 11-19-2005, 12:09 PM   #8
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Post the WA-???? number and I can get you the name of the color. I work at a body shop.
Here's a list of 1998 Saturn SL2 Colors
All colors a Base / Clear Coat
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Color Description: Color Code

White: 40/WA9563
Red Metallic: 75/WA9554
Silver Metallic: 11/WA266C
Beige Metallic: 33/WA5333
Dark Blue Pearl: 19/WA107E
Dark Plum Metallic: 62/WA110E
Black Gold Metallic: 73/WA198B
Dark Green Metallic: 92/WA260B

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Old 11-19-2005, 05:34 PM   #9
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If your car is the same color as mine, its Silver Plum.


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Old 11-19-2005, 06:03 PM   #10
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They are describing Blackberry.
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Old 11-19-2005, 07:40 PM   #11
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They are describing Blackberry.
Carmen
I concur! (Silver Plum was not available in 98' if memory serves...and even dirty could never be described as brown)

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Old 11-19-2005, 08:23 PM   #12
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I concur! (Silver Plum was not available in 98' if memory serves...and even dirty could never be described as brown)
Silver Plum actually was used in 1998 and in 1999 on both the SL1 and SL2's as well as SW1 and SW2, according to the 1998 Saturn brochure color pallette. It's impossible to be blackberry because that color was not introduced until 1999 on the SL1 and SL2.

I can see how silver plum might come off as a brown hue...

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Old 11-19-2005, 08:45 PM   #13
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Silver Plum actually was used in 1998 and in 1999 on both the SL1 and SL2's as well as SW1 and SW2, according to the 1998 Saturn brochure color pallette. It's impossible to be blackberry because that color was not introduced until 1999 on the SL1 and SL2.

I can see how silver plum might come off as a brown hue...
Correct 1998 color pallet as posted by 3danh

White: 40/WA9563
Red Metallic: 75/WA9554
Silver Metallic: 11/WA266C
Beige Metallic: 33/WA5333
Dark Blue Pearl: 19/WA107E
Dark Plum Metallic: 62/WA110E
Black Gold Metallic: 73/WA198B
Dark Green Metallic: 92/WA260B


Sorry no Silver Plum in 98'

Black Berry did appear on some late 98's though you are right, "officially" it was not an orderable color until the 99' Model year. As I read that pallet, he may have black gold which always looked dark brown with gold metal flakes to me when viewed at an angle.

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Old 11-19-2005, 09:15 PM   #14
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Correct 1998 color pallet as posted by 3danh

White: 40/WA9563
Red Metallic: 75/WA9554
Silver Metallic: 11/WA266C
Beige Metallic: 33/WA5333
Dark Blue Pearl: 19/WA107E
Dark Plum Metallic: 62/WA110E
Black Gold Metallic: 73/WA198B
Dark Green Metallic: 92/WA260B


Sorry no Silver Plum in 98'

Black Berry did appear on some late 98's though you are right, "officially" it was not an orderable color until the 99' Model year. As I read that pallet, he may have black gold which always looked dark brown with gold metal flakes to me when viewed at an angle.
That is it, dark plum metallic. Saturn's color naming didn't go hand in hand with the actual color name. For example, the "beige metallic" is actually what Saturn called "gold" and "dark blue pearl" is what Saturn called "dark blue". I'm certain the "dark plum metallic" is actually the "silver plum" color seen on SW2Muck's SW2. I also remember that color coming out in 1998 while going with my grandmother for her SC1's services. I also have a window sticker from a 1998 Silver Plum SL2 at home.

I'm really not trying to argue or anything, and Wolf, I really truse your wisdom when it comes to Saturns. I keep a really close eye on Saturn color changes and availability over the years. However, without SEEING an actual picture of his car I can't say for sure. Silver Plum is the only color I actually hear people confuse...most of the other 98 colors are pretty straight foward.

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Old 11-19-2005, 10:59 PM   #15
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Yeah, to me the only "real" silver plum was on the Gen1 cars...

Ever seen "Copper?" (Yuck)

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Old 11-19-2005, 11:03 PM   #16
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Oh yes. Light Green they used in 1997 on the SL1 and SL2 was probably just as bad in my opinion. I think in 1997 they were trying to be too creative. The bright red they used on the 1997 SL2 for a short time was nice though .

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Old 11-20-2005, 10:19 AM   #17
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FYI: Silver Plum was discontinued in '97.

The correct name and code is:
Lilac Metallic 91/WA197B

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Old 11-20-2005, 02:22 PM   #18
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The color of the car u have is most likely Silver Plum. The 1st Saturn I bought was a 1998 SL1. The window sticker states the color as Silver Plum -Upper/ Silver Plum - Lower
Interior: Black Cloth
It was the one of the firsts of that color in memphis. I got it as they just rolled it off the truck with about 4 miles on it. Also, most of the other silver plum in the area had the lighter interior. Now, that saturn is gone to saturn heaven. It was totaled by a hit a run driver.
Good luck on your new car. And that's a nice color on the saturn.

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Old 11-20-2005, 07:18 PM   #19
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That is it, dark plum metallic. Saturn's color naming didn't go hand in hand with the actual color name. For example, the "beige metallic" is actually what Saturn called "gold" and "dark blue pearl" is what Saturn called "dark blue". I'm certain the "dark plum metallic" is actually the "silver plum" color seen on SW2Muck's SW2. I also remember that color coming out in 1998 while going with my grandmother for her SC1's services. I also have a window sticker from a 1998 Silver Plum SL2 at home.

I'm really not trying to argue or anything, and Wolf, I really truse your wisdom when it comes to Saturns. I keep a really close eye on Saturn color changes and availability over the years. However, without SEEING an actual picture of his car I can't say for sure. Silver Plum is the only color I actually hear people confuse...most of the other 98 colors are pretty straight foward.
I have the window sticker from my car, and it is Silver Plum. Check out my gallery and you'll see how it does have many brown overtones. IMO, Mauve would've been a better choice for that color's name.
The other color Wolfman was referring to, (while I agree it was more of a "true Silver Plum") was called Light Plum. Dark Plum, another G1 color was more reddish than Silver Plum, but not as red as Blackberry, which I don't remember seeing until the G3 models.
Also remember the "marketing names" often different from the "paint code names". So, while the brochures may say Silver Plum, the paint codes could call it something else.

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Old 11-21-2005, 02:18 AM   #20
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If your car is the same color as mine, its Silver Plum
There's my twin car
Also, here's both "Silver Plum" and "Plum"..since those just happen to be my colors.
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